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2024 FMG (Forest Management Guidelines) - Grand Rapids 5/15/24

This class has reached its capacity. No registrations will be taken online or at the door.

Event Date: 5/15/2024
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM

Grand Rapids
Location To Be Announced After Registering
Grand Rapids, Minnesota


Event Overview

Aerial view of a landing.

An in-person workshop focused on Minnesota’s forest management guidelines. These workshops will take place primarily in the woods and are targeted towards foresters, loggers, and other natural resource professionals. The content of the workshop will focus on timely areas of the FMG training, which you may have taken last in the last year, last decade, or last millennium. This workshop supplements but does not supplant the FMG or eFMG training that is required to become a Qualified Logging Professional. If you need to complete eFMG training, visit here.

Click here to view the FMG podcast, which is intended to provide a quick review of the guidelines prior to attending the in-person workshop. 

Agenda: Across stations both indoors and at field sites, attendees will learn about FMG topics relevant to the area near the training site.


Non-Logger looking to register: Visit SFEC

MN Forest Management Guidelines Refresher Training

Location: This workshop will take place in the woods about 10 minutes southwest of Grand Rapids. An exact location will be provided after registering. Parking is available at the site.

This workshop will provide supplemental training to the foundational training in the MN Forest Management Guidelines (FMG) that you received when completing eFMG training. The topics that we will be covering include: harvest planning, wetland basics, riparian management zones/filter strips, leave trees and wildlife, and erosion control. The format of this workshop is focused on discussions and hands-on activities related to the Forest Management Guidelines. You can refresh yourself on the FMGs by listening to a podcast hosted by UMN Extension and the MN Logger Education program:

Two sections are available for this workshop. The same content is offered both days. Please register for only one section (May 15 or 16). 

Logistics and accessibility: This event will take place entirely outdoors. We will be sitting in chairs under a large tent in the morning during group discussions. The rest of the day, we will be completing hands-on activities at rotating field stations in the woods. Please dress accordingly and be prepared in case of rain. A portable toilet will be available on site.

Lunch will be provided.  


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